Please note: The PYM Calendar is for all events in the PYM region under the care of any Quaker meeting, organization, school, committee, collaborative, or another group. Events hosted by individuals are not permitted.
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Intuitive Arts for Spiritual Discovery @ Firbank Art Studio at Pendle Hill
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Explore the connections between art and the Spirit using drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media. Discover ways to move beyond traditional thought to a deep inner place of imagination, creativity, and mystery. With Jesse White, Arts & Spirituality Coordinator at Pendle Hill.
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join fellow poets to share poetry, or just come to listen to others share. Liberation is our theme for this year’s Poetry Coffeehouse. Open mic format. Enjoy hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres by Darius.
A Workshop for Women Writers of Color @ Pendle Hill
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm
[Image: Melchor Hall (c) Heratch Photography, Waltham, MA] Women of color writers come together to share writing work in progress, celebrate their diverse voices, confront their common barriers, and build a sisterly community of support for the challenges ahead. Led by Melchor Hall, a black feminist scholar-activist, this workshop offers ...
How Direct Action Campaigns Serve Personal and Social Liberation @ The Barn at Pendle Hill
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
After the flurry of election excitement people ask, “Now what?” In this lecture, George Lakey makes a case for nonviolent direct action campaigning as a technique that supports holistic change on personal, cultural, and political-economic levels. He tells campaign stories in which all of that happened, including Quaker stories of ...
Nov 9 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm
This is the first in a four-part seasonal retreat series based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal®. Led by Valerie Brown and John Baird, this series combines opportunities to explore within community what matters most to you and to savor rest and ...
Bringing the Shadow to Light @ Firbank Art Studio at Pendle Hill
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Our “shadow” is that part of ourselves that we don’t always see. Through creating community, using guided imagery and new embodied avenues to access inner “truths” about ourselves, we’ll create and use our cast shadow. Guided by Arla Patch, participants will learn pastel techniques to create a “metaphorical self” within ...
Clerking: Serving the Community with Joy and Confidence @ Brinton House at Pendle Hill
Nov 16 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm
Arthur Larrabee and Steve Mohlke lead clerking skills workshop. This is an opportunity for both new and experienced clerks of Friends’ meetings and committees to meet and think together about the role of presiding clerk. It is expected that each person will leave the weekend with new energy and enthusiasm ...
Weaving Yourself towards Wholeness @ Firbank Art Studio at Pendle Hill
Nov 30 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm
Weaving can be a form of prayer and spiritual nourishment. Guided by Jocelyn White and Jesse White, create a weaving that embodies healing specific to your needs, in the spirit of an altar cloth, a prayer shawl, or a medicine cloth. Guided meditations will help you identify your personal place ...
Liberated or Unhinged? A Quaker Woman’s Witness to War @ The Barn at Pendle Hill
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lyn Back was one of a handful of American women to live and work in ex-Yugoslavia before, during, and after the NATO bombing in that war-torn region. She will speak about her leading, coming to clearness, and support from Friends and her longing for peace. She will also share her ...
Write Your Life Into Being @ Pendle Hill
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Janaki Spickard-Keeler leads a one-day writing workshop. Writing can help us reveal and remove blocks to the deeper life we’d like to live. Through journaling and self-inquiry, we will uncover and begin to heal core dilemmas that are causing separation and internal conflict.
Beyond Diversity 101 @ Pendle Hill
Dec 9 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm
A four-day intensive led by Niyonu Spann and Ingrid Lakey. Beyond Diversity 101 intends the healing transformation of personal relationships, community living, and organizations based in power-over dynamics and systematic discrimination. Participants are offered ways to move beyond assigning blame and increasing guilt so they can take responsibility, shift mindsets, ...
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm
Join the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker Palestine Israel Network (QPIN), and Pendle Hill for a weekend of exploring what it will take to realize a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. AFSC and Quakers have been engaging in Palestine for over a century and working ...
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Create in quiet community in our beautiful, light-filled art studio! These are drop-in, self-directed art experiences. A monitor will be present to help you find supplies and get started. Join us!
New Year’s Retreat: Looking Within – Painting as a Spiritual Practice @ Firbank Art Studio at Pendle Hill
Dec 28 2018 @ 4:30 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 pm
A four-day New Year’s retreat in the Art Studio with Damini Celebre. Give yourself the gift of time, introspection, and delight, as you connect to your heart and soul. Painting as a Spiritual Practice uses the intuitive, creative process to connect you back to yourself, your heart and Source energy ...
New Year’s Retreat: Music of Inspiration for an Age of Anxiety @ The Barn at Pendle Hill
Dec 28 2018 @ 4:30 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Join Maestro Karl Middlelman as he leads another lively excursion across the musical spectrum examining the many ways that composers have used music to confront and overcome vexing personal and social concerns. Bach stands up to hostile public opinion. Brahms grapples with the grief of family loss. Fred Astaire sings ...
New Year’s Retreat: Open Heart, Peaceful Mind @ Brinton House at Pendle Hill
Dec 28 2018 @ 4:30 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Led by Valerie Brown, relax into a time of serene rest and renewal. Open to the new year’s unfolding with a retreat that honors your heart, mind, and soul. Practice mindful meditation in the rhythms of daily life with sitting, walking, and eating meditation, as well as mindful dialogue.
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
With the theme of Liberation for the year, the Poetry Coffeehouse invites all who write or enjoy listening to poetry to assemble in the Art Studio for an open mic of poetry sharing, fellowship, and refreshments.
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Create in a quiet community in our beautiful, light-filled art studio! These are drop-in, self-directed art experiences. A monitor will be present to help you find supplies and get started. Join us!
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Work on your own self-directed art project in our light-filled studio in a quiet community of others engaged in their work. A monitor will be there to help you get started and find materials.
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm
With Quaker empowerment coach Dana Mitra. Listening to the “still small voice” is central to Quaker practice, and that voice is the touchstone for our life’s journey. Sometimes we are beset with uncertainty as other noisy voices interfere with our ability to hear divine guidance. This interactive workshop will expand ...
Peacemaking: Quilting our Prayers and our Practices @ Firbank Art Studio at Pendle Hill
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Pendle Hill’s vision is “to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives.” Does that vision speak to you? Do you enjoy creating with fabric? Do you have experience with basic hand sewing? Join with other peacemakers and piece-makers to create a quilted work of art that expresses ...
Couple Enrichment Retreat @ Pendle Hill
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
Long-time Friends Marsha and Mike Green facilitate this Couple Enrichment weekend. What does it take to sustain and deepen intimacy over the years? How do we nurture peacemaking in our precious relationships so as to ‘be patterns and examples” for others? Whether you are just setting out on the adventure ...
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm
Are you convinced that to create real change we need to adopt the kind of loving confrontation championed by Gandhi? Do you already know some basics about nonviolent direct action campaigning and want to increase your strategic understanding and ability to problem-solve in real life situations? Come join campaign trainer ...
Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a community of artists working quietly on their own independent projects in our light-filled art studio. Jesse White, our arts and spirituality coordinator, will be on hand to get you started and/or find the materials you need.
The Work that Reconnects @ Pendle Hill
Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm
Led by Lynne Iser and Mordechai Liebling, this dynamic, interactive workshop is based on the teachings of Joanna Macy, who has inspired many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in working for a life-sustaining society, turning despair in the face of social and ecological crises into constructive, collaborative action. We ...
Visual Storytelling: The Transformative Art of Altered Book-making @ Firbank Art Studio at Pendle Hill
Aug 4 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm
Learn how to recreate an existing book into your own interactive work of art. Altered book-making is a powerful way to process a life change, or to honor an important memory or vision. Journey through a creative and spiritual process of introspection and self-expression. Use paint or fancy papers. Build ...